SRHS: One of America's 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement

Samaritan Hospital has received the Joint Replacement Excellence Award for 2012, 2013 and 2014.

The Joint Replacement Excellence Award recognizes hospitals for superior outcomes in knee and hip replacement or resurfacing. These surgeries involve removing and replacing a diseased joint with an artificial joint due to advanced arthritis. Your risk of complications and death from knee or hip replacement can be significantly lower at these nationally recognized hospitals.

Samaritan Regional Health System was also recognized for the following clinical achievements:
America's Best 100 Hospitals

  • One of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement™ for 3 Years in a Row (2012-2014)


  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ for 3 Years in a Row (2012-2014)
  • Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Joint Replacement for 3 Years in a Row (2012-2014)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement for 5 Years in a Row (201 0-2014)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Total Hip Replacement for 3 Years in a Row (2012-2014)


  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award™ in 2013
  • Ranked Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Patient Safety in 2013

“We are very pleased to be recognized for the outstanding orthopedic program we are providing to our community,” said Danny Boggs, CEO of SRHS. “Samaritan is committed to improving quality throughout our system, and this achievement is an example of the outcomes that can be reached with great teamwork. That team is led by dedicated orthopedic surgeons; nurses along a continuum of care from pre-hospital education all the way to post-hospital home care; therapists; lab and X-Ray technologists; social workers; dietary; housekeeping staff; and many more behind the scenes. Orthopedics is clearly an area of service focus for Samaritan, and we want to do the best possible for these patients.”

The 2014 Healthgrades hospital quality outcomes are free to the public at

Healthgrades independently measures hospitals based on data that hospitals submit to the federal government. No hospital can opt in or out of the analysis, and no hospital pays to be measured. Healthgrades risk adjusts for patient demographic characteristics and clinical risk factors, thereby taking into account how sick patients are upon admission.

More information on the American Hospital Quality Outcomes 2014 can be found at

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